Life Love Larson: September 2017


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fall Front Porch

Hello and welcome to Life Love Larson blog! If you are hopping over here from Little Brags blog, I'm happy you are here! I'm excited to be a part of a Fall Festival Blog Tour hosted by Kendra at Joy in Our Home! Today is all about porches, but every day is a different theme related to fall! Links for all 30 blog posts at the end of this post!

I'm sharing our fall front porch today! I like to switch things up on the porch towards the beginning of September. That's usually when I can start to find mums and pumpkins. Although this year, it seems sort of silly to decorate for fall when the temps in Kansas City have been in the high 80's all month! It's finally supposed to cool down starting today - yay!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Chalkboard Fall Bucket List

Happy Friday and first day of fall! It's so hard to post about "fall" things when temperatures are still in the high 80's here in Kansas! I love the heat, but I'm ready for it to cool down a bit!

Every year I post about our chalkboard bucket lists and today is all about fall! I originally painted this chalk wall in our home 5 years ago. My kids were little then and I thought it would be a place where they could draw. I quickly found out that wasn't going to work because chalk walls are high maintenance if used on a daily basis! And chalk makes a mess! We've since made it a space for bucket lists and quotes...aka, I don't have to change it out very often!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DIY Faux Succulent Terrarium

Hello friends! Thanks for all your kind comments and feedback on the Fall Home Tour! It seems many of you don't have "bins" of fall decor and you love a simple and cozy feel like me. I also had someone tell me it didn't look like children lived here! I assure you kids DO live here and this house is very "lived" in! I don't include kid's bedrooms and our playroom in the tour because I don't decorate those rooms for holidays, and the chances of those rooms being a mess is very high! And I don't zoom in on photos of crumbs on the floor and stray socks in the hallway and mudroom clutter because that's not really what people are interested in! The beauty of finding budget friendly decor is that everyone is welcome to put their feet up and eat/drink in our living room and treat our home as if it's their own. Nothing in our home is too precious to not "live" here and that's how I prefer it!

I wanted to quickly share this faux succulent terrarium that literally took me less than five minutes to assemble. It's about the easiest DIY, so I'm not really sure it needs a tutorial, but I wanted to source the items. I was inspired by Cella Jane for this DIY. I saw it in her Instastory and wanted to try and create the same look!
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Early Fall Home Tour

Hello and welcome to our fall home tour! I'm a summer lover, but I have equal affection towards all things fall. A huge thank you to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for including me and a wonderful group of bloggers in this home tour series. I hope you were able to visit all homes from Monday's tour (see end of post for links) and continue to check out all 6 posts for each day this week. I'm glad you're here!

You'll see that I'm not drawn to typical fall colors/decorations. I don't have a "fall" bin of items that I pull out. I like to pull together texture, colors, candles, plants, cut stems, and all things cozy for fall. I hope you find simple inspiration in our home! Most of all, I love our house to feel lived in and comfortable!

Our dining room is the first room you see upon entering the front door. I recently painted this room Simply White and love the classic update. I also used to have striped black/white curtains that I changed out with some DIY abstract art. The changes feel fresh and modern and bright. 
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Large Black/White Framed Photos

Hi friends! Hope September is treating you well so far! Everyone is back to school, I'm back teaching preschool, and our busy fall schedule is in full force. I just love this time of year.

I wanted to quickly share an easy home project that I get asked a lot of questions about. These black/white framed photos of my kids are certainly not anything new, but for some reason I get asked a lot about them so I wanted to share some details.